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Three organisations win prestigious Prince Michael awards for improving fleet safety

15 December 2009

Two of Britain’s best-known businesses have won prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards for fleet vehicle initiatives they have taken to cut road crashes.

Royal Mail Group and Tesco.com each won a Fleet Operator Award, sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) Fleet.

Meanwhile, leading insurer Zurich for its long-established commitment to helping businesses improve their road safety won the Fleet Service Award, sponsored by Fleet Support Group, Britain’s largest independent fleet management company. Zurich now insures more than 23 million vehicles in more than 40 countries.

The Awards were officially announced on Tuesday, December 8 at a ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hotel hosted by Prince Michael of Kent. He founded the awards 22 years ago to give public recognition to organisations and individuals throughout Britain - and more recently worldwide - who have made a major contribution to improving road safety.

Prince Michael said: “Both Royal Mail Group and Tesco.com have implemented far-reaching occupational road risk management programmes that all other businesses would do well to follow.

“Both are tremendous examples of what can be achieved in improving the safety of employees and all other road users if organisations at board level have the desire to invest in road safety.

Commenting on Zurich’s continuing innovative approach to fleet underwriting and risk engineering through its global Transportation Centre of Expertise, Prince Michael said: “The company works hand-in-hand with a string of high-profile clients including BT, Nestle, Wolseley, Johnson & Johnson as well as small and medium-sized fleets across the UK.

“Having first analysed a company’s risk position, Zurich has developed a wide range of tools as well as management initiatives for customers to implement to drive down their organisations’ risk exposure. There is no doubt that Zurich’ risk-led approach to fleet insurance is paying huge dividends for clients in delivering sustained improvements in at-work driving safety."

For photos ad more information on all of the award winners see www.roadsafetyawards.com